Work in progress to rescue the people trapped inside the debris of the collapsed Rana Plaza building on April 24, 2013 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
A female worker being slide down on a cloth from top of the collapsed building as part of the rescue work Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
A worker being carried away in a stretcher by a voluntary rescue team Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
Locals carrying a victim of the Rana Plaza accident after rescuing her Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
Family members break into tears as they hold up portraits of missing relatives from the Rana Plaza building collapse Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
A line of graves being prepared for the ones killed in the Rana Plaza accident Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
Sohel Rana, owner of Rana Plaza, after getting arrested on April 28, 2013 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
A family member cries in front of the grave of a Rana Plaza victim Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
Family members lit candles at the Rana Plaza memorial on an anniversary Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
A worker shows her prosthetic leg as her right leg was crushed in the Rana Plaza factory disaster Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
The leaders of workers’ organizations in Savar have urged people to observe the day at home
The 7th anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, the worst-ever tragedy in the country’s multi-billion-dollar ready-made garment (RMG) industry, is being observed on Friday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
This year, there will be no outdoor programs to recall the victims due to outbreak of coronavirus, reports UNB.
Different right bodies, worker organizations and left-leaning political parties, including Rana Plaza Survivors’ Association, usually arrange various programs every year, remembering the tragedy.
This year, the leaders of 25 workers’ organizations in Savar have urged people to observe the day at home.
Savar Assistant Commissioner (land) Abdullah Al Mahfuz lit candles at the Rana Plaza spot on Thursday evening in memory of the victims.
On April 24, 2013, Rana Plaza, an illegally-constructed building in Savar which housed five garment factories, came down crashing, killing, 1,138 people and injuring over 2,000 others.